Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Business trends Mobile businesses reach even the poorest countries In some places it is easier to hail a ride than turn on the faucet A woman takes a photo with her mobile phone in Uganda. Mobile phones are widely used in countries where landline phone services are limited.
RINA TAKAHASHI, Nikkei staff writer May 29, 2018 20:54 JST | Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos
NEW YORK -- Mobile-based services, including money transfers and ride-hailing, have spread rapidly around the world and are becoming available in many of the poorest countries.
In some places, more people have mobile payments or apps close at hand than clean drinking water or electricity.
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